Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

NJ General Education Foundation

New Jersey General Education Foundation

All degree programs offered by RVCC contain a core of courses that fulfills General Education requirements established by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC). The purpose of these courses is to develop students’ intellectual capacities, abilities, and skills; and to expose students to the ideas and values of a broad range of academic fields including arts, communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and technology. The specific General Education Learning Goals established by NJCCC are presented in the following table.

  Goal Category Course Criteria
1 Written and Oral Communication Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.
2 Quantitative Knowledge and Skills Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and solve problems.
3 Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning Students will use the scientific method of inquiry, through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.
4 Technology Competency Students will use computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals.
5 Society and Human Behavior Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and personal goals.
6 Humanistic Perspective Students will analyze works in the fields of art, history, music, or theatre; literature, philosophy, and/or religious studies and/or will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.
7 Historical Perspective Students will understand historical events and movements in the World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.
8 Global and Cultural Awareness Students will understand the importance of a global perspective and culturally diverse people.

NJCCC Integrated Goals

Ethical Reasoning and Action Students will understand ethical issues and situations
Information Literacy Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information

The distribution of General Education course credits for RVCC degrees and certificates is presented in the following table.

General Education Goal(s) addressed Course Categories
(Goal Categories)
AS Nursing

1               Communication (Written and Oral Com.) 9 6 6 3
  2 3 4         Mathematics - Science - Technology
  • Mathematics 3-4 cr. (Quant Kngl. & Skills)
  • Science 3-4 cr. (Sci. Kngl. & Rsng.)
  • Technological Competency 0-4 cr.
6 9 3 3
        5       Social Science (Society and Human Behavior) 6 3 3 3
          6     Humanities (Humanistic Perspectives) 6 3
            7   History (Historical Perspective) 3      
              8 Diversity courses (Global & Cult. Awns) 3
  Unassigned general education credit   6 8
General education foundation’s total   33 30 20 6

RVCC courses that satisfy these General Education requirements are listed below.



Humanities-Foreign Language

(GCA) = Meets Global & Cultural Awareness Requirement for General Education Foundation

If a General Education Course has an honors version, the honors course will also meet the General Education criteria.


Computer Electives

Any Programming Elective can be used as a Computer Elective

Please note that COMP 102 serves as a Technological Competency General Education Course, but is not a Computer Elective.

* General Education Course, students may not take CSIT 103 Computer Concepts and Programming after taking CSIT 105 Foundations of Computer Science


Math Curriculum Flowchart

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